i had really awesome synchronicity today. synchronicity that made me feel powerful and slightly creepy.
remember a while ago i transcribed some journal scrawlings of a mostly truthful fantasy about a handsome stranger? i actually truncated the real story, but it was for the best. anyway, today i was returning to the cafe from depositing so much money at the bank and i was fantasizing an encounter with michael, the handsome stranger. i was preparing myself to ask him his name the next time i saw him. (pro tip: if you are a customer at my shop and you are hot and i ask you your name, that means i am hitting on you. i have no game.)
anyway, here's the little fantasy. i'm sure you see where this is going.
me: what's your name?him: i'm michael.me: get outta here! really?him: yeah, why? (he's giggling with his perfectly soft voice)me: well, i like looking at you. you have good style. one time, after you left, my friend and i made up a name for you and that name is michael.ally and michael ride off into the sunset astride color-changing unicorns to paint each other's toenails on the dark side of the moon.
so, i'm walking down berwyn avenue and i see my buddy eric smoking a cigarette and i realize i'm smiling like a fool, lost in my fantasy. it's cold and i have a lot of money in my pocket so i scurry back indoors, rather than stand outside with him. as i am hanging my coat, the door opens. i turn to look and guess who it is?
"okay," i told myself, "this is it. this is your time to shine." with two dear friends sitting front-row, i rang michael up and asked him his name. it was awkward and clumsy and his name is not michael. i won't tell you his actual name, but know that it is the name of an angel (i'm not sure if that's true, but it is biblical) and it is not a disappointing name.
anyway, brian and kate didn't realize i was hitting on michael. i'm sure michael didn't realize i was hitting on him. that's not important anyway. i wouldn't want to actualize my fantasy.
the point is, i summoned him and he heeded the call. modern lust.